Not only does the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibit state or local governments from taking actions to directly exclude minorities from voting, but it also outlaws certain voting procedures and/or practices that give minorities less opportunities to vote. One example of a prohibited discriminatory practice is drawing voting district lines so as to divided minority communities and/or otherwise prevent minorities from having a concentrated impact on election results.
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